2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭1:3-5‬ ‭‬‬

“Timothy, I thank God for you—the God I serve with a clear conscience, just as my ancestors did. Night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. I long to see you again, for I remember your tears as we parted. And I will be filled with joy when we are together again. IContinue reading “2 TIMOTHY‬ ‭1:3-5‬ ‭‬‬”

COLOSSIANS‬ ‭2:6-7‬‬‬

“And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.”‭‭ Colossians‬ ‭2:6-7‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Many believersContinue reading “COLOSSIANS‬ ‭2:6-7‬‬‬”

GALATIANS‬ ‭5:13-15‬‬‬

“For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you are alwaysContinue reading “GALATIANS‬ ‭5:13-15‬‬‬”

GALATIANS‬ ‭5:5-6‬‬‬

“But we who live by the Spirit eagerly wait to receive by faith the righteousness God has promised to us. For when we place our faith in Christ Jesus, there is no benefit in being circumcised or being uncircumcised. What is important is faith expressing itself in love.”‭‭ Galatians‬ ‭5:5-6‬ ‭NLT‬‬ The hardest part ofContinue reading “GALATIANS‬ ‭5:5-6‬‬‬”

GALATIANS‬ ‭5:1-4‬‬‬

“So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law. Listen! I, Paul, tell you this: If you are counting on circumcision to make you right with God, then Christ will be of no benefit to you. I’ll say itContinue reading “GALATIANS‬ ‭5:1-4‬‬‬”

GALATIANS‬ ‭4:21-31‬‬‬

“Tell me, you who want to live under the law, do you know what the law actually says? The Scriptures say that Abraham had two sons, one from his slave wife and one from his freeborn wife. The son of the slave wife was born in a human attempt to bring about the fulfillment ofContinue reading “GALATIANS‬ ‭4:21-31‬‬‬”

GALATIANS‬ ‭4:1-7‬‬‬

“Think of it this way. If a father dies and leaves an inheritance for his young children, those children are not much better off than slaves until they grow up, even though they actually own everything their father had. They have to obey their guardians until they reach whatever age their father set. And that’sContinue reading “GALATIANS‬ ‭4:1-7‬‬‬”

GALATIANS‬ ‭3:23-29‬ ‭‬‬

“Before the way of faith in Christ was available to us, we were placed under guard by the law. We were kept in protective custody, so to speak, until the way of faith was revealed. Let me put it another way. The law was our guardian until Christ came; it protected us until we couldContinue reading “GALATIANS‬ ‭3:23-29‬ ‭‬‬”

GALATIANS‬ ‭3:19-22‬‬‬

“Why, then, was the law given? It was given alongside the promise to show people their sins. But the law was designed to last only until the coming of the child who was promised. God gave his law through angels to Moses, who was the mediator between God and the people. Now a mediator isContinue reading “GALATIANS‬ ‭3:19-22‬‬‬”

GALATIANS‬ ‭3:15-18‬ ‬‬

“Dear brothers and sisters, here’s an example from everyday life. Just as no one can set aside or amend an irrevocable agreement, so it is in this case. God gave the promises to Abraham and his child. And notice that the Scripture doesn’t say “to his children,” as if it meant many descendants. Rather, itContinue reading “GALATIANS‬ ‭3:15-18‬ ‬‬”

GALATIANS‬ ‭3:10-14‬‬‬

“But those who depend on the law to make them right with God are under his curse, for the Scriptures say, “Cursed is everyone who does not observe and obey all the commands that are written in God’s Book of the Law.” So it is clear that no one can be made right with GodContinue reading “GALATIANS‬ ‭3:10-14‬‬‬”

GALATIANS‬ ‭3:6-9‬‬‬

“In the same way, “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.” The real children of Abraham, then, are those who put their faith in God. What’s more, the Scriptures looked forward to this time when God would make the Gentiles right in his sight because of their faith. GodContinue reading “GALATIANS‬ ‭3:6-9‬‬‬”

GALATIANS‬ ‭3:1-6‬ ‬‬

“Oh, foolish Galatians! Who has cast an evil spell on you? For the meaning of Jesus Christ’s death was made as clear to you as if you had seen a picture of his death on the cross. Let me ask you this one question: Did you receive the Holy Spirit by obeying the law ofContinue reading “GALATIANS‬ ‭3:1-6‬ ‬‬”

GALATIANS‬ ‭2:15-21‬‬‬

“You and I are Jews by birth, not ‘sinners’ like the Gentiles. Yet we know that a person is made right with God by faith in Jesus Christ, not by obeying the law. And we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we might be made right with God because of our faith in Christ,Continue reading “GALATIANS‬ ‭2:15-21‬‬‬”

GALATIANS‬ ‭1:6-10‬‬‬

“I am shocked that you are turning away so soon from God, who called you to himself through the loving mercy of Christ. You are following a different way that pretends to be the Good News but is not the Good News at all. You are being fooled by those who deliberately twist the truthContinue reading “GALATIANS‬ ‭1:6-10‬‬‬”

1 JOHN 5:21

“Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts.”‭‭‬‬ 1 John‬ ‭5:21‬ ‭NLT Everything that John has stated leads to this one command. “Do not set up an idol in your heart.” For John, all of the problems that he had been addressing were issues of idolatry. The lack ofContinue reading “1 JOHN 5:21”

1 JOHN‬ ‭5:18‬

“We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them.”‭‭ 1 John‬ ‭5:18‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Christian’s who allow for sin to take root in their lives are not people of faith. This is John’s conclusion. These areContinue reading “1 JOHN‬ ‭5:18‬”

1 JOHN 5:14-15‬

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”‭‭ 1 John‬ ‭5:14-15‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Confidence is a thing that is missing from the lives ofContinue reading “1 JOHN 5:14-15‬”

1 JOHN 5:3-5

“Loving God means keeping his commandments, and his commandments are not burdensome. For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.”‭‭‬‬ 1 John‬ ‭5:3-5‬ ‭NLT Here liesContinue reading “1 JOHN 5:3-5”

1 JOHN 5:1-2

“Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God. And everyone who loves the Father loves his children, too. We know we love God’s children if we love God and obey his commandments.”‭‭ 1 John‬ ‭5:1-2‬ ‭NLT‬‬ As John begins to close down his short book, he cinches up hisContinue reading “1 JOHN 5:1-2”